A former Uber executive has created a startup, named Tortoise, which looks to use autonomous technology in order to autonomously move bikes and scooters for other companies. Tortoise intends to streamline the operations process for micro-mobility companies, which will make it easier for these organizations to deploy the vehicles they rent to consumers.
The autonomous technology in the Tortoise software allows users to locate scooters and bikes. It also provides the ability for users to move the scooters or bikes to where riders frequently pick up a vehicle. In order for this process to work, Tortoise has partnered with cites, as well as operators. This allows Tortoise to relocate scooters and bikes along pathways that have been preapproved by cities.
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